Coaches' timeouts are worse. Basketball teams should get one, full stop.
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|1 day 15 hours ago||Don't forget that he drove||
Don't forget that he drove the CBA into the ground, too.
|1 day 15 hours ago||Did not see the /s. That was||
Did not see the /s. That was an oversight, right?
I grew up cheering for the Pistons and loathe Jordan, but Jordan wins this comparison going away.
|3 days 9 hours ago||Not to mention the BTT is||
Not to mention the BTT is also basically a home game for both IU and PU.
|3 days 17 hours ago||Kentucky's problem under the||
Kentucky's problem under the Calipari regime has been, and will continue to be, the pesky rule that does not allow 5 basketballs to be used simultaneously in the game.
|6 days 9 hours ago||Except that Garde was 6'1" on||
Except that Garde was 6'1" on a good day. His cousin Joe Middleton was closer to 6'3".
|6 days 9 hours ago||What, no Dan Pelekoudas or||
What, no Dan Pelekoudas or Eric Turner?
|6 days 12 hours ago||I seem to remember that||
I seem to remember that occurring after a long evening of "Jalen Can't Read" jeers (to which JR pointed to the scoreboard at the end of the game and said "I can read that") and coin-throwing at our players.
Sparty definitely had it coming.
|1 week 18 hours ago||And many are questioning the||
And many are questioning the Gators, though far fewer than are questioning Wichita State. I'd wager a fair number of those questioning the Gators have vivid memories of their vivisection by Michigan in the Elite 8, and know full well how terrible the SEC is at the basketballs.
|1 week 1 day ago||Appling is truly hobbled||
His PPG, basically flat vs. last year (13.2 vs. 13.4)
FG% - up (45.6 vs. 41.5)
3P% - up (39.0 vs. 32.0)
Rebounds: - flat (3.4 vs. 3.4)
Assists - way up (4.8 vs. 3.3)
Turnovers - down (2.1 vs. 2.3)
A:TO: way up (2.29 vs.1.43)
Steals - flat (1.3 vs. 1.3)
Blocks - flat (0.5 vs. 0.6)
It's terrible how MSU has had to deal with this horrible performance from a senior leader.
|1 week 5 days ago||Was it a comfy night...||
...sleeping on the couch?
|1 week 5 days ago||Obligatory|
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Stauskas...||
Still shooting lights-out, even after Sparty was dispatched.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Not at all true.||
Pizza in Queens is entirely suspect.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||That may well be the moral||
That may well be the moral case, but contractually they're unsecured creditors (to the extent of their pensions' underfunding, anyway - i.e. they have an unsecured deficiency claim in addition to the secured claim on any pension assets) and their 90% recovery when secured creditors of the city aren't recovering par is a huge negotiating win for the retirees, even if they don't see it that way.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||I care about the Slippery Rock score||
and so do many of my generation (Class of 1995) and older generations.
But I do not want to hear it 6x per game. It's a late 3rd quarter thing. Not unlike the 7th inning stretch "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" rendition.
Agree that 7NA and the cornucopia of musical dreck that Special K trots out on the regular can die in a fire. Play something else. Preferably by the band. If not by the band, let's go local (yes, I know White Stripes originated in Detroit, but still...you can't play something else from them...Hardest Button to Button, perhaps) or at least choose something with some unique meaning for UM. That does not include Build Me Up, Buttercup or Sweet Caroline, especially during a stoppage of play late in the 4th quarter in a 3 point game.
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||At the risk of brownnosing, I||
At the risk of brownnosing, I believe Brian specifically cited his position change heuristic with respect to the Mealer/Barnum switcheroo the week before the season opener as reason to believe the interior line was going to be a major concern.
I don't think it took hindsight to see that one coming.
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||That was a bit of a shocker||
That was a bit of a shocker for me the first time I visited, for a professional credentialing seminar held at their business school's exec ed facility.
It was weird seeing a group of 30-50 year olds smuggling booze into the building.
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||9 points from 5 wins||
1 goal line stand away from losing to Akron
1 D Morgan INT away from losing to UConn.
9 points from a 5-7 record and no bowl game.
I'm generally a glass half-full kinda guy, but last season was a tire fire and no amount of mental gymnastics (other than simple, depressing math) gets me to see us as an 11 win team that just came up 11 points short at the wrong moments.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||But...||
Staeeying classey is not.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||If Mars do have life||
their civilization may attack, which could Doom Ours.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Done...||
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Talking about crime in the||
Talking about crime in the big city really doesn't do much for you if you're trying to sell a kid on going to school in Columbus, another big city.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||UC Santa Cruz||
The Banana Slugs.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Let's be blunt. We all know||
Let's be blunt. We all know there's something wrong with OSU. I'm not sure your comment needs to be time-bound.
|8 weeks 1 day ago||GoDaddy.com bowl||
Pretty sure that's a typo, and that they reported attendance of 107, not 107%.
|8 weeks 6 days ago||...Ann Arbor should feel||
...Ann Arbor should feel downright tropical.
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Other than the 47 yard carry,||
Other than the 47 yard carry, Gaffney averaged ~2ypc. Obvsly you can't exclude the long carry, but he basically got nothing all night except for 1 play.
Sparty's defense was excellent, and Stanford played to tendency all night, which made it that much easier for MSU.
|10 weeks 15 hours ago||Another Amazon classic: Veet hair removal cream.||
This review, in particular...
|10 weeks 1 day ago||Fielding H Yost on "Michigan Men"||
Quote from his retirement speech:
“My heart is so full at this moment, I fear I could say little else. But do let me reiterate the Spirit of Michigan. It is based on a deathless loyalty to Michigan and all her ways. An enthusiasm that makes it second nature for Michigan Men to spread the gospel of their university to the world’s distant outposts. And a conviction that nowhere, is there a better university, in any way, than this Michigan of ours.”
Yost's Michigan Man was loyal, enthusiastic, and committed. Nowhere does he say one must have gone to Michigan, nor previously worked there. One must simply believe in, and comport oneself in accordance with the ideals the University espouses.
As you rightly pointed out: honest, honorable, ethical, innovative and a leader in the field. In other words, a Michigan Man always aspires to be among the Leaders and Best.
I also don't think a Michigan Man believes that success is his birthright, or that it's due him simply because This is Michigan, Fergodsakes. This is Michigan, Fergodsakes, because we constantly pursue and expect excellence, and we do all we can (within the rules) to achieve it.
I worked in investment banking for a number of years, and the bank I worked for loved Michigan grads. The head of MBA recruiting once described Michigan grads as "Ivy League skills and confidence, midwestern work ethic and (lack of) ego."
I think that's about right.
|10 weeks 1 day ago||M's best coaches - all outsiders||
It is not a coincidence that the best coaches in M history were outsiders:
- Yost (a West Virginia vagabond who coached all over before finding a home in Ann Arbor)
- Crisler (from Princeton, with winged helmets)
- Schembechler (from OSU by way of Miami (NTM))
Each of them brought new blood and new life to the school, and the first two were exceptional innovators. Each of them was followed by a slew of assistants that exemplified the "each copy of a copy loses fidelity and isn't as good as the original" truism.
RR is the only new blood that the host rejected. At the time of his hiring I was supportive, because I felt we'd been inbreeding for 40 years, and we needed something new in the gene pool. I was wrong about RR, but not wrong about the need for new blood.
After 3 years of Hoke, I still feel that way.